Stina Puotinen

Born in New York, New York, 1983. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

MFA in Collaborative Practice, Fine Art, 2017 at Manchester School of Art


HOLD(ING) TIGHT guest curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen at Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State, State College PA, 29 Nov 2018 - 19 Jan, 2019.

INSANIA group exhibition with Lizz Brady, Pablo Durango, Marian Garrido, John Powell-Jones and Stina Puotinen at Storm and Drunk gallery, Madrid, Spain, 17 Nov - 2 Dec 2018.

PROFORMA, Greater Manchester festival of Contemporary Art; with Omid Asadi, Rory Cook, Nicola Dale, Tom Emery, GO AWAY, Helmut Lemke, Lost Under Heaven, NIghtshift International, Rory Mullen, No Mercury and Lizz Brady, Lee Patterson, John Powell-Jones, Stina Puotinen & Jonathan Whitter, Manchester UK, 28 July 2018.

SoundsTown installations & events at Sounds From the Other City 2018, Art Direction in collaboration with David Bailey, Salford UK, 6 May 2018.

Smooth Muscle at the Whitehaus Project Space, Oakland CA, USA,  6-8 April 2018.

Saccharine Salad, curated by Emma Orlow and featuring Jessica Pettway, Clay Hickson, Alison Kuo, Carol Civre, Stina Puotinen, Hannah Celli, Clare Crespo, Allie Wist, Piera Bochner, LAZY MOM, Tate A.K. Obayashi, Marta Murray, Shannon Finnegan & Tiffany Smith, Brooklyn NY, 1 March - 31 2018.

A blanket of sweat (Una manta de sudor) exhibition at Malagana Mácula, Managua, Nicaragua, 10 - 17 March 2018.

RIDE YOUR PONY on tour, exhibition at Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool UK, 16 February through 2 March 2018.

BEVERLY'S at the Material Art Fair 2018, with work by Azikiwe Mohammed, Stina Puotinen, Anthony Angleró, Sean Fader, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alva Calymayor, Mark Pieterson, Leah Dixon, Katherine Aungier, Siebren Versteeg - with performances by Sean Fader and #wishingpelt, Betty, Danny Castaneda, Mexico City DF, Mexico, 8 - 11 February 2018.

GLITCH @ NIGHT #glitchthenip performance as part of Post Cyber Feminist International at ICA London, London UK, 15 - 19 November, 2017.

ODD ONE OUT/IN exhibition with Hannah-Michelle Bayley, Anže Ermenc, Precious Innes, Kieran Leach, Mark Mcleish, Amy Mizrahi, Joanne Murgatroyd, Leo Robinson and Jak Ros, curated by Other Grounds at PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester UK, 18 November – 16 December 2017.

RIDE YOUR PONY inaugural exhibition at Islington Mill, Salford UK, 5 October through 7 October 2017.

LAUNCH TO NOWHERE (with straight face) exhibition & launch event curated by LEGROOM, Manchester UK, 24 June 2017.

HOW DO WE LOOK exhibition with Sarah Boulter, Hazel Rebecca Clegg, Heather Estop, John Powell-Jones, Georgina Lewin, Niko McElroy & Jonathan Whitter at The International 3 Gallery, Salford UK, 17 March 2017 through 24 March 2017.

WORK REST PLAY exhibition with Kamila Kasperowicz, Emma Fozard, Sarah Stocktale, Jack Finch, Vineta Gailite, Amy Quinn, Camille Smithwick, Houda Kaddouh, Nicholas Delap, Sonny Barker, Carole Page, Nerissa Cargill Thompson, Jane Mc Fayden & Tom Bevan. Marketplace Studios, Stockport UK,  11 February - 3 March 2017.

HOLD TIGHT exhibition in collaboration with Mark Joshua Epstein at Vane Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, 13 January 2017 through 26 February 2017.

Beverly's x Artsy @ ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin DE, 16 September 2016.

One of One installation at Caustic Coastal, Salford UK, 30 June through 31 July 2016.

Sculpture and riso prints in One of One & More Than One installation & print shop, Clerkenwell Design Week, London UK, 24 - 26 May 2016.

Minibar, in collaboration with Alison Kuo, Beverly's, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, DF. February 3 -7 2016.

Featured artist in Issue No. 6 of Apogee Journal, January 2016.

Spiritual Sausage performance and exhibition event "Hot Meet" hosted by Beverly's, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY. August 2015.

Secret Tinas performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Benefit 2015, Beverly's installation, Cheim and Read, New York, NY. May 11, 2015.

Museum of Art and Design, (Re)Forming Education, New York, NY. May 6 – Oct 9, 2014.

The Window at 125, Roger Smith, CHERYL at The Window at 125, New York, NY. June 10-21, 2013.

Asian Art Museum, Opening event for China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy,  San Francisco, CA. February 21, 2012.

The Museum of Modern Art, Pop Rally presents CHERYL, New York, NY. March 10 2012.

Rawson Projects, CHERYL @ Rawson Projects, Brooklyn, NY. August 18-28, 2011.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, River to River Festival, New York, NY, July 15 2012.

The Jewish Museum, CHERYL does CHANUKAH, New York, NY. December 15, 2011.

Invisible Dog Art Center, American Idolatry curated by Legacy Russell, Brooklyn, NY. Oct 29 to Nov 6, 2011.


Whitney Museum of American Art, WHITNEY presents CHERYL: FUTURE, New York, NY. May 21, 2011.

New Museum, Festival of Ideas for the New City, NADA/Big Screen Project, New York, NY. May 4-8, 2011.

Brooklyn Museum, Performance at First Saturday, Brooklyn, NY. December 4, 2010.

MoMA PS1, MoMA PS1 MOVE!, Long Island City, NY. October 30 & 31, 2010.

MoMA PS1, Saturday Sessions, Now Playing curated by Melissa Levin, Long Island City, NY. Feb 6, 2010.



La Escocesa, Residency with Volkov Commanders and Positively Destructive (UK), Barcelona, Spain, Aug  2013.

Museum of Art and Design, The FUN Conference on Nightlife as Social Practice, New York, NY. Nov 9,2013.

Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, CHERYL and the Big Hoot, Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 4 2013

Museum of Art and Design, Recipient of FUN Fellowship, New York, NY. March 2012 to March 2013.

Salina Art Center, Artist in Residence, Salina, Kansas. Sept 5 - Oct 1, 2012.

Islington Mill, Artist in Residence, Salford, UK. May - June 2012.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space Artist in Residence, New York, NY. Sept 2009 - 2010.



HOLD(ING) TIGHT guest curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen at Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State, State College PA, Nov 29 2018 - Jan 19, 2019.

VICE VERSA, 2017  Symposium & performances co-curated with MA/MFA candidates in Collaborative Practice at MMU

Superchief Gallery, Nuclear Bonds: Grant Worth, New York, NY. September 24-29, 2013.

Superchief Gallery, Alison Kuo: Juicy, Juicy Special Request Deluxe, New York, NY.  April 2013

MAD-LIB[rary] Volume 4 at New York Art Book Fair 2013, MoMA PS1, New York, NY.  September 19 – 22, 2013.

Featuring work by Amy Beecher, Jessica Bowman, Bubi Canal, Sara Cwynar, Christopher Duriez, Anne Emond, David Horvitz, Alison Kuo, Maria Lokke, Mark y Mark (Mark Joshua Epstein and Mark Dzula), Esperanza Mayobre, Mollie McKinley, J. Morrison, Lily Rosenquist, Jen Schwarting, and Grant Worth.

MAD-LIB[rary] Vol 1 - 3,  in collaboration with Legacy Russell and Sarah Giovaniello as Limited Time Only, at Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, NY.

Volume 3 July 16 2013

 Kate Gilmore, Isaac Gertman, Martha Moore Porter, Alex De La Corte, Alison Kuo, Jennifer Sullivan, Jessica Bowman, Sara Cwynar, Bibi Deitz, Seeing Red Project, and Devin Kenny.

Volume 2 April 4, 2013

Bubi Canal, Anne Emond, Amy Beecher, Mark y Mark (Mark Joshua Epstein and Mark Dzula), Jeffrey Grunthaner, Lucky PDF, Tracy Molis, Jacob Rhodes, Antonio Serna, and Ann Hirsch.

Volume 1 July 24, 2012

 Niv Acosta, Braulio Amado, Monica de la Torre, Diane Exavier, Sarah Gentile, Kara Hearn, Scott Hug, Maria Lokke, Mollie McKinley, Rachel Milano, J. Morrison,  Clifford Owens, Annie Powers, John Reed, Jen Schwarting, Heather Warren-Crow, and Grant Worth.

Advisory Board and Benefit Committee, Recess Activities, New York, NY.  May 2009 - Present.

Artist Review Panel, Recess Activities, New York, NY.  May 2009 - 2013.

Judge for Juried exhibition, Expo 30, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY. April 2010.



Sheffield, Hazel. "Sounds From the Other City 2018: Salford transforms into the cartoon SoundsTown featuring Duds, Spectrum, WH Lung", The Independent, UK 8 May 2018.

Aguero, Arnulfo. "Artistas de Nueva York y sus obras en dialogos que retan al mundo actual", La Prensa, Nicaragua, 7 March 2018.

Connolly, Chris. "Odd One Out/In" review in Corridor 8, 3 January 2018.


Stone, Bryony. "ICA hosts five-day gathering exploring post cyber Feminism",, 27 October 2017.

Creative Tourist, "Launch Pad: CURIO CURIA at Castlefield Gallery",, 14 August 2017

Hall, Michaela. "Keep Me Hanging" essay in conjunction with HOLD TIGHT exhibition at Vane Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, 13 January through 25 February 2017.

Hutchinson, Jack. "NOW SHOWING #179: The Week's Top Exhibitions",, 16 Jan 2017.


Paddy Johnson and MIchael Anthony Farley.  “Material Art Fair: The Most Important Art Event of the Year for Artists”  ArtFCity, February 5.


Sutton, Benjamin. “Artists’ Editions Fly Off the Tables at the Third MAD-LIB[rary] Portfolio-Making Party.” Blouin Artinfo, July 18.

Steinhauer, Jillian. “Art Rx.” Hyperallergic, July 16, 2013.

Editors. “MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 3.” Art Mag, June 25.

DeSilva-Johnson, Lynne. “RE:CONVERSATIONS :: IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD LIB[RARY] :: APRIL 4TH AT ICI CURATORIAL HUB.” Exit Strata Magazine, April 4.

Editors. “CHERYL presents: R.i.T.E. at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (slide show)”. Time Out New York, November 5.

Fernandes, Frederico. “Sangue falso e cabelos em pé com os CHERYL.” VICE Magazine (Portugal), June 28.

Brinklow, Adam L. “Can San Francisco CHERYL?” San Francisco Magazine, February 20.


Zimmer, Lori. “10 Offbeat Artists Who Are Keeping the Old Weird New York Alive.” Flavorwire, Dec. 13.

Demuth, Gary. “But ‘seriously’ folks.” Salina Journal (Kansas), September 24.

Cramer, Maxwell Cosmo. “Languaging with CHERYL about free mobile dance parties.” Culturebot, Sept. 9.

Short, Aaron. “CHERYL plans spontaneous parties throughout the city.” The Brooklyn Paper, June 15.

Isherwood, Lee. “CHERYL @ Islington Mill.” Manchester’s Finest (UK), April 18.

Hendrickson, V.L. “MoMA, Transformed” (pdf).Wall Street Journal, March 13.

Duarte, Mariana. “Deixem esta festa arruinar a vossa vida” (pdf). Time Out Porto (Portugal), January.


Chen, Caroline. “Party or Performance Art?” Columbia University Daily Spectator, November 10.

Tezapsidis, Elias. “Let CHERYL ruin your life Part 1 and 2.” BOMB Magazine BOMBLOG, October 26.

PAPER Magazine Editors. “Lives of the Party” (alt: pdf) PAPER Magazine, October.

Fisher, Matt. “CHERYL: Try Everything.” Artlog, September.

Vartanian, Hrag. “CHERYL means camp, bling, parties and Garfield tattoos.” Hyperallergic, August 25.

Editors. “A festa que vai arruinar a vossa vida” (alt: pdf) Time Out Lisbon, June 29.

Editors. “MOVE! At MoMA PS1″ (pdf). V Magazine, Spring.

Editors. “Ce Soir, C’est Freestyle!” (pdf). Glamour (France), April.

Editors. “Five best Purim parties” (alt: pdf). Time Out New York, March 17-23.

Hutchinson, Kate. “New York’s craziest party comes to town.” Time Out London (UK), Jan. 17.


Phinney, M. “AO On Site Interview – New York: Performance Group CHERYL at Move!, MoMA PS1.″ Art Observed, November 13.

Haden-Guest, Anthony. “(Art) Project Runway.” New York Observer, November 2.

Video. “Party Collective Cheryl, in Perpetual State of Halloween, Throws ‘Cheeto Sphinx’ Bash” (video). NBC NY, November 1.

Casadei, Marta. “Let’s Move.” Vogue Italia, November 1.

Editors. “Artist Collaborations Gave Fashion a New Look at PS1′s ‘MOVE!’”, November 1.

Editors. “Halloween Weekend’s MOVE! at MoMA PS1 Unites Big Names in Art & Fashion.” Blackbook Magazine, October 29.

Editors. “Move! at MoMA PS1: Meet CHERYL.” Artlog, October 26.

Kate. “Glitter at the Whit.” The Whit Blog, Whitney Museum of American Art, Oct. 25.

Lau, Venessa. “Designers Experiment for PS1′s ‘Move!’”, October 7.

Video. “Meet the Minds Behind the Campy Costume Party Known as CHERYL” (video). NBC NY, August 16.

Lamphier, Jason. “CHERYL: Super Freaks – Disco party monsters CHERYL set out to ruin your life.” OUT Magazine, August 11.

Editors. “Best of New York 2010.″ New York Magazine, March 15.

Colman, David. “Going Gaga.” The New York Times, February 24.

Editors. “Most Stylish New Yorkers.” Time Out New York, February 8 – 17.



Gallery Session and Studio Course Educator, Museum of Modern Art  2014 - 2015

Educator, School and Family Programs, Museum of Modern Art  2005 - 2015

Educator, School, Family, Adult and Community Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art 2012 - 2015

Educator, School and Family Programs, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 2012 - 2015

Senior Coordinator of Family Programs, Full time position, Whitney Museum of American Art March 2006 - August 2012  

Gallery/Studio Instructor, School and Family Programs, Brooklyn Museum 2005 - 2006       

Museum Educator, Adult, School and Family Programs, The Noguchi Museum    2005 - 2006

Part Time Education Staff, School Programs, The Jewish Museum          2005 - 2006

Education Intern, School and Family Programs, Brooklyn Museum  2004 - 2005

Museum Studies Intern, Education, Philadelphia Museum of Art   Summer 2003